February 2019 | Feabhra 2019

Graduate Entry Radiography Launched

Thu, 7 February 19 23:46

UCD Radiography & Diagnostic Imaging are pleased to announce the launch of a new graduate entry BSc (Hons) in Radiography programme with enrolment commencing September 2019.  The accelerated learning programme by Ireland’s national training centre for diagnostic imaging has been introduced to address the anticipated workforce needs of the Irish health system.  It is expected that demand for this programme will substantially exceed the initial intake of 20 students per annum. 

The increased prominence of advanced imaging techniques in routine clinical practice and the increased diffusion of this technology across the country has substantially increased the demand of radiographers.  Such is the demand for radiographers that the majority of students of our direct entry (school leaver) radiography programme have secured employment before their graduation.  Although other institutions offer postgraduate training in specific imaging modalities, this programme is only one offered by a European leader in radiography. 

UCD Radiography and Diagnostic Imaging offers Ireland’s only undergraduate entry radiography programme and is the national training centre for advanced diagnostic imaging through an extensive suite of graduate taught and graduate research programmes.  The School increased the annual intake to its undergraduate entry programme to 100 students per annum in September 2017.

With this new accelerated learning graduate entry radiography (GER) programme and the increase in school leaver entry over recent years, the School is substantially addressing the radiography workforce planning needs of the Irish health system.

Applicants must hold a minimum second class honours in a bachelor’s degree (Level 8, National Framework Qualifications) and have completed research activity within their primary degree.  Candidates should hold a minimum of O6 (OD3) in the Leaving Certificate (or equivalent) in a minimum of one science subject and meet the minimum English language requirements of the university. 

The programme will commence in September 2019. You should apply via the Central Applications Office (CAO) to the Level 8 course code DN411 Radiography - Graduate Entry. The application closing date is 5.15pm on 1 May prior to entry. (Applicants who add DN411 by change of mind up to 1 July will be considered if places remain after the 1 May applicants have been assessed).  

Please visit UCD admissions website http://www.ucd.ie/registry/admissions/GradRadiog.html for more information.

About UCD Radiography & Diagnostic Imaging

UCD offers Ireland's only undergraduate degree in Radiography and the UCD Radiography & Diagnostic Imaging Group is both the national centre for graduate imaging training and a leading European centre for radiography research.